Multi-channel Smart Strain Sensor System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-07-M-0017
Agency Tracking Number: F071-344-0864
Amount: $99,846.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-344
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 1702, 4240 Ridge Lea -- Suite 37, Amherst, NY, 14226
DUNS: 029147928
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Darold Wobschall
 (716) 837-8719
Business Contact
 Darold Wobschall
Title: President
Phone: (716) 837-9719
Research Institution
A high-throughput (100 kHz), high-resolution (16-bit) 24-channel data acquisition system for strain gages is to be developed, specifically for turbine engine testing. The performance of large sensor data acquisition systems is greatly enhanced by employing networked smart sensors based on open standards. In particular, the IEEE 1451 smart transducer standards provide self-identification and “plug and play” features based on the TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) as well as an unambiguous data transfer format which much reduces the chances of sensor data communication error. A TEDS will be used for the identification and calibration. Data will be formatted using the IEEE 1451 standard and be transmitted on a fiber Ethernet (1000 Mb/s) to a host computer for storage, analysis and display. Data acquisition will be accurately time-stamped using IEEE 1588 procedures.

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